Dr. Melanie A. Kim-Park, DDS, MS
Dr. Kim-Park, DDS, MS was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when she was five years old. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Pre-Dental studies in 1993. From there she attended the Medical College of Virginia on a military scholarship and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in 1997. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as Captain in the US Army Dental Corps and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.). She served as the Brigade Dental Surgeon for 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY until 2000.
Dr. Kim-Park graduated with a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Dentistry and a certificate in Endodontics in 2002 from the Medical College of Virginia and shortly thereafter, in July of 2002 she opened her private practice in Murfreesboro, TN. She is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Tennessee Academy of Endodontists, Middle Tennessee Society for Advanced Dentistry, and has had a published thesis article in the Journal of Endodontics (Jan 2003).
On the personal side, Dr. Park has been married since 2000 to her husband, a commercial developer and investor and has a son, age 5. Her hobbies include playing the flute and piano, reading, and entertaining family and friends. Her husband is an ordained deacon and music director for the Nashville Korean Presbyterian Church. They are home/small group leaders at their church and have been short-term missionaries to Mexico, Brazil, and Nicaragua over the last 10 years. Their dream is to one day build a church and school in a developing country.
Since 1997 when Dr. Park first started practicing dentistry, her vision was and continues to be caring for her patients with gentleness, empathy, and kindness. She has always believed in treating patients as if she were treating her own family. Her office is reflective of her style and personality - warm and friendly. She and her staff are dedicated in providing the most relaxed, comfortable experience so that any fears are allayed and your treatment is quick and pain-free. Equipped with the most modern and advanced technology, Dr. Park’s practice combines professional excellence with personal warmth and genuine interest for your well-being. We welcome you to our “home” and look forward to meeting you soon!